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University of Chicago Press

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  • Stung!by Lisa-ann Gershwin; Sylvia Earle

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 18.00

    Our oceans are becoming increasingly inhospitable to life—growing toxicity and rising temperatures coupled with overfishing have led many marine species to the brink of collapse. And yet there is one creature that is thriving in this seasick environment: the beautiful, dangerous, and now incredibly numerous jellyfish. As foremost jellyfish expert... more...

  • The Invisible Dragonby Dave Hickey

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 15.00

    The Invisible Dragon made a lot of noise for a little book When it was originally published in 1993 it was championed by artists for its forceful call for a reconsideration of beauty—and savaged by more theoretically oriented critics who dismissed the very concept of beauty as naive, igniting a debate that has shown no sign of flagging. ... more...

  • Alive in the Writingby Kirin Narayan

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 20.00

    Anton Chekhov is revered as a boldly innovative playwright and short story writer—but he wrote more than just plays and stories. In  Alive in the Writing —an intriguing hybrid of writing guide, biography, and literary analysis—anthropologist and novelist Kirin Narayan introduces readers to some other sides of Chekhov: his pithy,... more...

  • International and Interarea Comparisons of Income, Output, and Pricesby Alan Heston; Robert E. Lipsey

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    Economists wish to compare prices, real income, and output across countries and regions for many purposes. In the past, such comparisons were made in nominal terms, or by using exchange rates across countries, ignoring differences in price levels and thus distorting the results. Great progress has been made in interspatial comparisons in the past... more...

  • A Power to Do Justiceby Bradin Cormack

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 27.50

    English law underwent rapid transformation in the sixteenth century, in response to the Reformation and also to heightened litigation and legal professionalization. As the common law became more comprehensive and systematic, the principle of jurisdiction came under particular strain. When the common law engaged with other court systems in England,... more...

  • The Childby Richard A. Shweder; Thomas R. Bidell; Anne C. Dailey; Suzanne D. Dixon; Peggy J. Miller; John Modell

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 60.00

    The Child: An Encyclopedic Companion offers both parents and professionals access to the best scholarship from all areas of child studies in a remarkable one-volume reference.   Bringing together contemporary research on children and childhood from pediatrics, child psychology, childhood studies, education, sociology, history, law, anthropology,... more...

  • Social Security Policy in a Changing Environmentby Jeffrey R. Brown; Jeffrey B. Liebman; David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 45.00

    Social Security Policy in a Changing Environment analyzes the changing economic and demographic environment in which social insurance programs that benefit elderly households will operate.  It also explores how these ongoing trends will affect future beneficiaries, under both the current social security program and potential reform options. ... more...

  • Exchange Rates and International Macroeconomicsby Jacob A. Frenkel

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 39.00

    This volume, presenting some of the finest new research on exchange rates and international macroeconomics, contains  papers and critical commentary by thirty-two leading economists. Taken together, these papers provide sound evidence about the effects of real and monetary factors on exchange rates  and extend the analyses of exchange rates... more...

  • Buffalo Bill in Bolognaby Robert W. Rydell; Rob Kroes

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    When it comes to the production and distribution of mass culture, no country in modern times has come close to rivaling the success of America. From blue jeans in central Europe to Elvis Presley's face on a Republic of Chad postage stamp, the reach of American mass culture extends into every corner of the globe. Most believe this is a twentieth-century... more...

  • A Certain Smileby Françoise Sagan; Diane Johnson; Anne Green

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 14.00

    Françoise Sagan is best known for her first novel, Bonjour Tristesse , which caused a scandal when she first published it at the age of eighteen in 1953. But her second novel, A Certain Smile , less shocking and more psychologically convincing, was preferred by many critics.  Like Bonjour Tristesse , this story is set in Paris in the... more...